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Old 05-15-2013, 04:39 AM   #1
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What do you put under your wool?

During the day, what do you use under your wool? I thought we could get away with using unbleached cotton flats but they are definitely no where near absorbant enough for wool even for our light wetter...

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Re: What do you put under your wool?

I use flats, prefolds, or GMD workhorse fitteds. I have to double up on flats and prefolds though.
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Re: What do you put under your wool?

Sandy's or prefolds.
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Re: What do you put under your wool?

What size flats are you using? Or what type of fold?
DS was a heavy wetter (literally one morning pee would flood right through any sposie, single PF, or single flat and come running down his leg, he would stay dry all night from about 8mo then do this in the morning right when he woke up).
Anyway, a single origami folded cotton flannel flat held him fine with wool during the day, even as a toddler.
My flats were 28ishx28ish, white cotton flannel from Joanns fabric store.
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Re: What do you put under your wool?

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]What size flats are you using? Or what type of fold?[/B]
DS was a heavy wetter (literally one morning pee would flood right through any sposie, single PF, or single flat and come running down his leg, he would stay dry all night from about 8mo then do this in the morning right when he woke up).
Anyway, a single origami folded cotton flannel flat held him fine with wool during the day, even as a toddler.
My flats were 28ishx28ish, white cotton flannel from Joanns fabric store.
I use large GMD unbleached cotton flats. DD is 23 months and we fold one flat like a prefold and then padfold another one inside of it and fasten on. For nights we add a large Thirsties hemp insert underneath the padfolded flat. We only use wool covers. We've been doing this since the Flats and Hand Wash Challenge last year when she was 11 months old and it's been working great. My DD is also a heavy wetter and was out-peeing overnight sposies, even sized up, since she was about 5 or 6 months old, shortly after that we couldn't use sposies at all anymore because of rashes. A single large flat would hold her okay for about an hour or so before she turned a year, after that we've had to use two or pee would just puddle on the floor.
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Re: What do you put under your wool?

Our heavy-wetting 6-week-old is in wool and UBIPFs, pre-fitteds(made by me), and fitteds. Right now our fitted stash he fits into consists of BumStoppers, Bugga Bugga Boutiques, and Under the Nile Organics.
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Re: What do you put under your wool?

I was using flats but got sick of the poo leaks and having to wash my wool constantly, so I made some 2-layer fitteds from old flats and I love love love them. I do the 2-layer fitted and use a small padfolded flat as a lay-in soaker. He's just an average wetter...not heavy but not light and they are more than enough for him during the day and actually work at night, too (pretty wet by the morning after 12 hours of sleep, but not dripping, and we've never had leaking through the wool either).

Maybe the flats you're using are just too small...?
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I think they might be too small, not sure on dimension but with an origami fold the rise is just perfect, meaning she will likely grow out of that fold in the next few months...

I made some 2 layer "fitteds" that we padfold another flat into. Our flats are like papery thin though, like see through. Maybe they are just too small and not very absorbant. **just googled and they are osocozy unbleached 27x27**

I have some receiving blankets we never ever use I'm going to try them oh and some doublers on the way!
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